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Giles Elgood

Giles Elgood

    Operation to rescue beheaded journalist failed: US
    Operation to rescue beheaded journalist failed: US
    The US military carried out an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria, an official said on Wednesday, in...
    SA to house World Cup fans in cruise liners
    SA to house World Cup fans in cruise liners
    South Africa, short of accommodation for nearly half a million fans expected to flock to next year's soccer World Cup, plans to use cruise liners...
    SA wants Zim power-sharing talks to 'pick up pace'
    SA wants Zim power-sharing talks to 'pick up pace'
    South Africa wants long-running power-sharing negotiations in Zimbabwe to move ahead more quickly, a senior member of the African National Congress...
    SA faces World Cup transport challenge
    SA faces World Cup transport challenge
    South Africa is confident that it will be ready to host the Soccer World Cup next year, but faces a challenge in transporting the fans to matches,...
    Weak global growth expected next year
    Weak global growth expected next year
    Global growth will be very weak next year, a senior European banker warned on Tuesday, while Japan reportedly considered a $110-billion scheme to...
    Kenya rivals ink power-sharing deal
    Kenya rivals ink power-sharing deal
    Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga signed a power-sharing agreement on Thursday intended to end a post-election crisis...
    Protest threat hangs over Kenya talks
    Protest threat hangs over Kenya talks
    A new round of talks to end Kenya's political crisis started on Tuesday with no clear sign of an agreement on power-sharing and with the opposition...
    My Sicilian parking-ticket hell
    My Sicilian parking-ticket hell
    When the registered letter from the Italian consulate arrived, I reluctantly concluded it was time to pay up.